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Emergency Medical Services

Park Ridge is proud of the level of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) it provides. The department operates three state-of-the-art Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances (two operate 24-7 and one is in reserve). Both of its front line engines are equipped with complete Advanced Life Support medical equipment.

These engines respond with a minimum of one paramedic. The department has more than forty licensed paramedics. Approximately 65 % of all EMS calls require some form of Advanced Life Support services. The City maintains a highly trained staff, providing medics with monthly training administered by a nurse educator from the EMS system and requiring 30 hours of continuing education each year, re-certification in CPR, and attendance in classes to enhance their skills and knowledge when offered.

The department responds to over 4,000 emergency medical calls each year. Lutheran General Hospital, located in Park Ridge, is a level 1-trauma center. Park Ridge is also very close to Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. Patients are transported to either hospital quickly and efficiently. The department responds to all emergency calls inclusive of dispatch time in 6 minutes or less 90 % of the time.

Park Ridge Fire Department's EMS Division is operated under the guidance of the St. Francis Emergency Medical Services System and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Drop Off Used Sporting Equipment at the Recycling Event at Public Works
The PRYC is hosting a Sporting Equipment Drive. Items can be dropped off at the PW Recycling Event on Oct.18. Read the attached flyer to learn more.
Please Help the Park RidgeYouth Commission Sporting Equipment Drive
Donations will be accepted from October 15-November 15, 2014. Please read the attached information for details.
Please Visit Our Annual Fire Department Open House On October 4, 2014
Open House will take place on October 4, 2014 from 12-3 p.m. at Fire Station #36, at 1000 N. Greenwood Ave. Read here to learn more.
The PRFD Would Like You to Know About Recalls of Smoke/CO Alarms
Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Enterovirus Update
Here is some information on the current Enterovirus situation that is affecting children in the Midwest.

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